Yes, last weekend was Dallas/Ft Worth Icemaggedon!
And I have a few pics of the event to share.

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It started innocently enough. Thursday temps started to go down and the sleet started to fall. Noticed it collecting on the car at work. Left a little early and had to defrost the car and scrap it off so I could drive.

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By the next morning, this was what we had!

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Saturday we tried to clear the steps. This chunk shows we had over 2 inches of ice/sleet accumulate! Mind boggling in Texas.

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Icicles from our roof. (Yeah, I know all you Northerners are laughing – but we just don’t get this kind of thing often and NEVER this severe.) 

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The highway was in decent shape so we went looking.

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The ice collected on only one side of these threes, but the weight was enough to disfigure them.

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Lots and lots of ice covered bushes and leaves. I think a lot of plants won’t survive this. Downed power lines and tree branches from too much ice weight.

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Ice Wonderland.

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This freaked us OUT!

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There’s a new golf place in The Colony. They have giant poles to hold up nets to catch the balls. The ice stuck to mesh and made the fabric a solid wall. Between the weight and the high winds, it BENT the giant struts! BENT THEM! 

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Yes, BENT THEM!

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Coming back was harder than going. Eek! First and only time we ventured out into the world. Heh heh.
And it will all probably be gone by this point.

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